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Ruins seen or found on Google Earth

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Portus Julius was the home base of the Imperial Roman western fleet, Pliny the Elder sent galleys from this port to evacuate the inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum during the catastrophic 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Pliny himself joined in the rescue effort, and died of sulfuric asphyxiation. Because of volcanic-driven liquefaction and the emptying of lava from subterranean chambers over the millennia, the port has submerged. 40°49'44.04" N 14°05'41.19" E

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This is a really cool thread idea and helped me waste the last 4 hours on Google Earth. Time to go outside!

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Vindolanda is the name given to a roman auxiliary fort located just south of Hadrian's Wall, in Northumberland county. 54°59'28.12" N 2°21'36.81" W

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Vindolanda

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Over the past year myself and some family members have been visiting some of the local landmarks and ruins in our part of Ireland. Here's Castle Roche. It's a 13th century Norman fortress built by Lady Verdun. Local legend says that she promised to marry the architect who could design and build her the finest castle in the area and when the castle was completed, on their wedding night, she took him to the highest window in the castle to enjoy the view, and pushed him out the window to his death so that no-one would know the secrets of her fortress or be able to built a better one. It was eventually abandoned and left to ruin during the Cromwellian invasion of Ireland.

54° 2'46.90"N 6°29'16.60"W

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I Just Have To Say, This Is An Awesome Thread!! Thanks!! :tu:

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Over the past year myself and some family members have been visiting some of the local landmarks and ruins in our part of Ireland. Here's Castle Roche. It's a 13th century Norman fortress built by Lady Verdun. Local legend says that she promised to marry the architect who could design and build her the finest castle in the area and when the castle was completed, on their wedding night, she took him to the highest window in the castle to enjoy the view, and pushed him out the window to his death so that no-one would know the secrets of her fortress or be able to built a better one. It was eventually abandoned and left to ruin during the Cromwellian invasion of Ireland.

54° 2'46.90"N 6°29'16.60"W

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Good grief... The women in your country don't mess around do they!

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Here are a few pics of Dun Aonghus - a pre-historic fort found on Inish Mor off the western coast of Ireland (53 07 47.91 N 9 46 44.28 W on Google Earth) The fort is believed to have been built sometime in the 2nd century BC...

(The fort from the outside)

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(The entrance - Inside looking out)

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(Inside looking at where the back wall never was)

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(More pics of Dun Aonghus)

(A Braver soul than me taking pictures down the cliff face (about 800 feet))

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(A view of along the cliffs edge from inside the fort)

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(The interior wall)

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EDIT: I see that someone has already posted a google earth link to Dun Aonghus... my bad - but you can still enjoy the pics...

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There is a younger church, about 5th century:

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The funny part is that many elements of the old Greek temples were used.

Abba Paul patriarch of Ethiopia suggest Christianity before Christ.

www.ethiopianreview.com/content/12622

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Some one earlier posted Chaco Canyon...

here is a pic from there...

(Casa Bonita)

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Some other Chaco Canyon ruins...

Penasco Blanco - 36°04'53.82" N 108°00'10.16" W

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia....Peñasco_Blanco

Casa Chaquita - 36°04'09.01" N 107°58'35.56" W - LINK-> http://en.wikipedia....i/Casa_Chiquita

Kin Kletso - 36°03'54.60" N 107°58'11.56" W

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Kin_Kletso

Pueblo del Arroyo - 36°03'40.31" N 107°57'56.25" W

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia....eblo_del_Arroyo

Talus Unit - 36°03'38.10" N 107°57'19.54" W

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Chetro Ketl - 36°03'37.88" N 107°57'14.13" W

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia....iki/Chetro_Ketl

Casa Rinconada - 36°03'17.37" N 107°57'36.83" W

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia..../Casa_Rinconada

Hungo Pavi - 36°03'00.89" N 107°55'47.09" W

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Hungo_Pavi

Una Vida - 36°02'00.72" N 107°54'43.39" W

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Una_Vida

There are also some smaller ruins in the area...

Small House - 36°03'13.27" N 107°57'34.82" W

Small House BC50 - 36°03'15.68" N 107°57'30.82" W

Small House BC51 - 36°03'15.19" N 107°57'28.84" W

Small House BC53 - 36°03'17.88" N 107°57'21.84" W

I almost forgot the ruins on the mesa above Chaco Canyon...

Pueblo Alto - 36°04'11.36" N 107°57'26.36" W

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia....iki/Pueblo_Alto

Nuevo Alto - 36°04'11.03" N 107°57'34.74" W

LINK-> http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Nuevo_Alto

Rabbit Ruin - 36°04'21.71" N 107°57'28.89" W

Ruins on south mesa

Tsin Kletzin - 36°02'10.76" N 107°57'27.47" W

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http://en.wikipedia....ki/Tsin_Kletzin

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Some pictures from the ancient city of Ur in Iraq...

The Great Ziggurat (30 deg 57' 45.61" N - 46 deg 06 11.12" E)

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a view of some of the original bricks atop the Ziggurat

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Inside one of the large tombs (SE of the Ziggurat) is a brick with cuniform writing on it announcing the burial site of Queen Puabi (sp?)

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Inside Queen Puabi's Tomb

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The (reconstruction of) Abraham's House (30deg 57' 33.97"N - 46deg 06' 26.16"E)

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Inside 'Abraham's House'

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Our guide (The site Archaeologist) pointed this out to us - a 3000+ year old "French" Drain (so I guess they should be called Sumerian Drains)

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Basilica of St. John,

St. John the Evangelist tomb

37°57'9.17"N

27°22'4.69"E

Hierapolis,

St. Philip the Apostle tomb

37°55'52.66"N

29° 7'48.91"E

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El Tajín - 20°26'50.43" N 97°22'37.18" W

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Taj%C3%ADn

Pyramid of the Niches - 20°26'52.94" N 97°22'41.38" W

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Building of the Columns - 20°27'03.50" N 97°22'41.21" W

Building A - 20°27'01.16" N 97°22'38.13" W

Building B - 20°27'00.47" N 97°22'37.48" W

Building C - 20°26'59.65" N 97°22'37.72" W

Blue Temple - 20°26'52.75" N 97°22'38.22" W

Building 5 - 20°26'51.47" N 97°22'40.21" W

Building 23 - 20°26'52.54" N 97°22'37.08" W

Building 15 - 20°26'51.21" N 97°22'37.64" W

Building 12 - 20°26'52.39" N 97°22'43.64" W

Building 16 - 20°26'47.43" N 97°22'38.89" W

Plaza del Arroyo - 20°26'45.02" N 97°22'39.06" W

Great Xicalcoluihqui - 20°26'59.29" N 97°22'31.71" W

Ball court's - 20°26'54.92" N 97°22'37.82" W -/- 20°26'49.61" N 97°22'42.06" W -/- 20°26'49.32" N 97°22'38.96" W -/- 20°26'48.21" N 97°22'36.86" W

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Tollan - 20°03'50.64" N 99°20'26.20" W

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tollan

LINK-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tula,_Hidalgo

Pyramid B - 20°03'51.00" N 99°20'25.18" W

Pyramid - 20°03'47.73" N 99°20'24.82" W

Ball court's - 20°03'48.83" N 99°20'31.16" W -/- 20°03'54.69" N 99°20'23.44" W

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Guiengola - 16°23'09.11" N 95°19'22.52" W

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guiengola

East Pyramid - 16°23'09.81" N 95°19'21.34" W

Altar - 16°23'09.82" N 95°19'22.24" W

West Pyramid - 16°23'09.99" N 95°19'25.57" W

Ball Court - 16°23'08.00" N 95°19'23.74" W

The 'Palace' - 16°23'07.25" N 95°19'19.81" W

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Monte Alban - 17°02'37.94" N 96°46'03.85" W

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia....ki/Monte_Albán

North Platform - 17°02'42.11" N 96°46'04.24" W

Sunken Patio - 17°02'41.04" N 96°46'05.59" W

Building A - 17°02'40.71" N 96°46'02.81" W

Building B - 17°02'41.09" N 96°46'06.95" W

Building 1 - 17°02'43.28" N 96°46'05.36" W

Temple of Two Columns - 17°02'43.76" N 96°46'04.02" W

Building D - 17°02'44.67" N 96°46'03.42" W

Building VG - 17°02'43.62" N 96°46'02.51" W

Building E - 17°02'42.73" N 96°46'03.69" W

Ball court - 17°02'38.17" N 96°46'01.90" W

Building II - 17°02'35.68" N 96°46'02.53" W

Building P - 17°02'34.24" N 96°46'02.62" W

Altar - 17°02'34.31" N 96°46'03.73" W

The Palace - 17°02'32.25" N 96°46'02.61" W

Building Q - 17°02'30.42" N 96°46'02.72" W

Building G - 17°02'35.66" N 96°46'05.20" W

Building H - 17°02'34.42" N 96°46'05.21" W

Building I - 17°02'33.06" N 96°46'05.29" W

Building J - 17°02'31.49" N 96°46'05.31" W

South Platform - 17°02'27.92" N 96°46'05.25" W

Mound III - 17°02'27.17" N 96°46'05.93" W

Southeast Mound - 17°02'26.14" N 96°46'04.78" W

Building M - 17°02'30.31" N 96°46'10.01" W

Cistern M - 17°02'30.16" N 96°46'08.80" W

Building O - 17°02'30.07" N 96°46'07.89" W

Temple of the Dancers - 17°02'32.60" N 96°46'09.80" W

Building IV - 17°02'36.58" N 96°46'09.66" W

Cistern IV - 17°02'36.39" N 96°46'08.31" W

Building N - 17°02'36.27" N 96°46'07.58" W

Building X - 17°02'47.91" N 96°45'59.20" W

LINK-> http://archive.cyark...onte-alban-info

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Dura-Europos (about 25 kilometers NW of Mari) - 34°44'51.92" N 40°43'50.87" E

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dura-Europos

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Hatra - 35°35'15.71" N 42°43'11.22" E

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatra

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Nineveh - 36°21'22.56" N 43°09'46.91" E

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineveh

Nergal Gate - 36°22'17.00" N 43°08'52.64" E

Halahhu Gate - 36°22'35.71" N 43° 9'43.20" E

Shibaniba Gate - 36°22'19.22" N 43°10'01.31" E

Mushlalu Gate - 36°22'03.12" N 43°10'12.55" E

Kar-Mulissi Gate - 36°21'40.71" N 43°10'23.71" E

Ashur Gate - 36°20'11.52" N 43°10'37.35" E

Handuri Gate - 36°20'19.39" N 43°10'05.18" E

Desert Gate - 36°21'06.48" N 43°09'19.28" E

Quay Gate - 36°21'15.57" N 43°09'09.80" E

Sin Gate - 36°22'05.93" N 43°08'35.37" E

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Tanis - 30°58'32.92" N 31°53'03.58" E

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LINK-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanis

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Antinopolis - 27°48'25.23" N 30°52'51.34" E

City Wall - 27°48'46.79" N 30°52'36.41" E

City Wall - 27°48'42.73" N 30°52'54.81" E

City Wall - 27°48'20.67" N 30°53'09.78" E

City Wall - 27°48'11.26" N 30°53'11.16" E

Circus - 27°48'36.96" N 30°53'09.03" E

LINK-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antinopolis

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